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Birth: Apr. 16, 1924
Death: Mar. 8, 1999
Harry Bear, 74, of 2224 Cypress Ave., died Monday, March 8, 1999, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born April 16, 1924, in Superior and was a lifelong city resident.
He graduated from the former Superior Central High School and served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. Mr. Bear was owner and operator of Bear Shoe Works in Superior. He was a member of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth and had been a member of the former Temple Beth El in Superior, where he served as president of the congregation. In addition, he was a Hadassah Associate, a member of the B'nai B'rith and, in 1991, he was selected as a Citizen of the Year in Superior.
He is survived by his wife, Lenore; three daughters, Lisa (Erv) London, Plymouth, Minn., Michelle (Michael) Baddin, Duluth, and Cantor Marisa (Rabbi David) Krishef, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a son, Stuart (Marsha) Bear, Mendota Heights, Minn.; two sisters, Rose Rochell, Lincolnwood, Ill., and Peryl (Sol) Krawetz, St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Hy (Eadie) Bear, Highland Park, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Blema Bear, a sister, Sheila Braun and a granddaughter, Bracha Pela Krishef.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Downs Funeral Home with Rabbi Barry Woolf officiating. Interment will be in the Superior Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
Charles Bear (1886 - 1951)
Blema Bear (1886 - 1968)